The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) says too many employers are failing to appreciate the financial benefits of worker protection and are placing it way down on their list of priorities.
According to the international organisation, the Irish economy is losing €3.2 billion per year and the cost of health and safety failures per worker in Ireland is €1711 because of workplace injury and ill health. This equates to one million lost working days each year.
In a new campaign, Lif€ Savings, IOSH aims to show businesses and the government how good health and safety management saves lives and money. Find out more at http://www.iosh.co.uk/lifesavingsireland
We know that good health and safety management doesn't just mean that we stop people getting killed, injured or ill at work.
It can also mean saving money, to the tune of millions. Countless companies are already reaping the rewards and you can hear how they've done it. But we believe that on a national level we can do much more to help you save money, as well as lives.
Our Li£e Savings campaign has three main aims:
1. We want to help businesses to get the most out of their health and safety management and add saving money to the benefits of keeping their workforce healthy and safe and staying on the right side of the law
2. We want to help IOSH members working in thousands of organisations up and down the UK to make sure that they are getting the best out of their budgets, and cutting corporate spending to boot
3. We want the government to take action. We believe that with a few simple steps we can save billions on a national scale
Please get involved: http://www.iosh.co.uk/lifesavings
European campaign 2012 to 2013 - Working together for risk prevention.
IOSH is supporting the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work's 'Working together for risk prevention' campaign.
The campaign is backed by safety organisations across Europe and focuses on the importance of good leadership and worker involvement in cutting down accidents and ill health.
For more information visit: http://www.iosh.co.uk/about_us/what_were_up_to/campaigns/european_campaign.aspx
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